One Of Idaho’s Only Remaining Drive-In Theaters Announces 2023 Opening Date
The first day of spring is quickly approaching and with it comes an announcement Treasure Valley movie lovers have been waiting for! Drive-in season in Parma is almost here!
According to Driveinmovie.com, Idaho has one of the highest numbers of drive-in theaters per capita. We're lucky to have two (we think) of the remaining full-time theaters, Terrace Drive-In and Parma Motor-Vu, nearby. The other four are scattered throughout the state in Grangeville, Rexburg, Soda Springs and Driggs.
You won't have to wait much longer to enjoy a drive-in movie this season. Parma Motor-Vu announced in their Facebook group that the first day of the season will be April 7! That’s a whole week earlier than they opened last year. Gates open at 7:45 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and at 8:15 p.m. on Sunday.
The first movie of the double feature will be the highly anticipated Super Mario Bros Movie starring Chris Pratt and Jack Black. It starts at 8:45 p.m.
The second movie is 65, a new sci-fi action moving starring Adam Driver. It starts at 10:30 p.m.
To keep up to date with the current movies, we suggest joining the Parma Motor-Vu's public Facebook Group. Karen Cornwell, whose family has owned the theater since it opened in 1953, always pins the upcoming movies to the "Announcements" section of the group.
The drive-in has already teased some big titles they plan on showing this summer including Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 3, Fast X, The Little Mermaid, Spider-Man Across the Spider-Verse, The Flash, Indiana Jones 5 and the newest Mission Impossible movie.
You can find the nostalgic drive-in at 29522 US 95 in Parma. Ticket prices vary:
- Kids 3 and under: Free
- Kids 4-11: $4
- Adults 12-61: $10
- Seniors 62+: $8
What’s Happening With the Terrace Drive-In in Caldwell?
The last update on their social media pages was a Christmas GIF posted on Christmas Day and they're yet to announce an opening date, so fans have been wondering if the drive-in is coming back.
While the theater might not have made any new posts on its social media accounts, they ARE replying to fans asking about its upcoming season!
On March 12, Danielle asked “When are you opening for spring?” and the drive-in replied “We’ll let everyone know. It is usually when the weather starts to turn nicer. Thank you.”
The domain for their website has expired so on April 1, Missy asked “Do you have a new website or do we watch here for dates/showtimes?” and the drive-in replied “We are working on getting the website up. Thank you.”
So standby for more from Caldwell soon!